Subway Riders Stranded in 2010 Blizzard Get $2,500

NEW YORK (AP) -

Some passengers stranded for hours on a freezing “A” train during a 2010 blizzard are getting $2,500 from New York City’s transit agency.

The settlements reached with 38 riders who sued the MTA were among some 500 passengers aboard the train that was idled by two feet of snow. Passengers sat on the train for 10 hours without food, water or heat.

“When I think about it now, I can’t believe it happened in New York City,” said Agnes Hui, one of plaintiffs. “It was horrific.”

Aymen Aboushi, Hui’s lawyer, said the goal of the suit was to ensure it didn’t happen again.

Among measures the agency adopted after the storm was a customer advocate to ensure riders’ well-being on stuck vehicles.